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142 MINUTES <br />OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE <br />EDINA CITY COUNCIL HELD AT CITY HALL <br />DECEMBER 5, 1983 <br />Answering rollcall were Members Bredesen, Richards, Turner and Mayor Courtney. <br />MINUTES of the Regular Council Meeting of November 21, 1983, were approved as sub- <br />mitted by motion of member Turner, seconded by Member Bredesen. <br />- <br />Ayes: Bredesen, Richards, Turner, Courtney <br />Motion carried. <br />I HEDBERG AND SONS COIQANY REQUEST FOR REZONING TO POD-1 AND PRELIMINARY PLAT CONTINUED <br />TO DECEMBER 19, 1983. <br />and for preliminary plat approval of Hedberg and Sons Company had been continued from <br />the Council Meeting of November 7, 1983, and that the proponents have again requested <br />a continuation to December 19, 1983. Member Bredesen's motion was seconded by Member <br />Turner to continue the Hedberg and Sons Company rezoning request and preliminary plat <br />review to December 19, 1983. <br />Mr. Hughes recalled that the request for rezoning to POD-1 <br />Ayes: Bredesen, Richards, Turner, Courtney <br />Motion carried. <br />AMENDMENT TO COMPREHENSIVE PLAN FOR 1980-90 CONTINUED TO DECEMBER 19, 1983. <br />recommendation by Mr. Hughes, Member Bredesen moved that the hearing on the Amendment <br />Upon <br />to the Comprehensive Plan for 1980-90 be contimed to December 19, 1983. <br />seconded by Nember Turner. <br />Motion was <br />Ayes: Bredesen, Richards, Turner, Courtney <br />Motion carried. <br />HAYMAKER REZONING REQUEST (R-1 DISTRICT TO PRD-3 DISTRICT) CONTINUED TO DECEMBER 19, <br />1983; STAFF DIRECTED TO PREPARE FINDINGS, DECISIONS AND REASONS. Mr. Hughes recalled <br />that the rezoning request to PRD-3 District for this property, generally located <br />south of Interlachen Boulevard, west of Summit Avenue and north of Vernon Avenue, had <br />been continued from the meeting of November 7, 1983. <br />approximately 25,200 square feet in area and is currently developed with three single <br />family dwellings. The proponent is requesting rezoning to PRD-3 District to move <br />the homes and to redevelop the site with nine townhouse units. Mr. Hughes advised <br />that the request was reviewed by the Community Development and Planning Commission <br />(CDPC) on several occasions and at the commission's September 28, 1983, meeting <br />approval of the rezoning was recommended with some modifications: 1) that the project <br />be relocated easterly to provide a minimum 25-foot setback from the west property line, <br />and 2) that the dimensions between the townhouse units be increased so as to allow for <br />better traffic circulation and on-site parking. <br />on the vacation of Summit Avenue. The density of the project equates to 10.8 units <br />per acre which includes the buildings already constructed on the site in Phase I. <br />Robert Rietow, architect for the project, presented graphics of the proposed second <br />phase and stated that it would be a natural extention of the quality townhouse pro- <br />ject. <br />by acquiring the right of way from vacation of Summit Avenue a 25-foot setback from <br />the residential properties on the west has been obtained. <br />the development plan as now presented is in response to the issues raised by the <br />CDPC and the propoaent is now seeking approval of the rezoning request. <br />to lvfember Richard's question as to whether a setback variance is needed, Mr. Hughes <br />responded that the zoning ordinance requires a 35-foot setback be provided so a <br />variance of 10 feet would be required from the west property line. <br />the project as proposed were Robert Halpin, 5021: Hankerson Avenue and Marvin Huiras, <br />5025 Hankerson Avenue for these reasons: 1) the 35-foot setback requirement should <br />be adhered to, 2) the large 3-unit building would take away the privacy of their <br />rear yards, and 3) if the project is approved as proposed, it would have a negative <br />effect on their property values. Mayor Courtney stated he had viewed the project <br />and felt it looked very congested. Member Turner stated she liked the concept of <br />townhouses for this site, that the buildings now constructed are attractive, but <br />that she was concerned about the west setback and the density of the project. Joe <br />Romain, speaking for the developers, pointed out that the actual distance_-between <br />the townhouse unit and the houses'to the west would be 85 feet. <br />the density has been reduced and the setback increased to 25 feet in response to <br />issues raised by the CDPC and staff and that if the project is reduced further it <br />will not work economically. He indicated that the only possible alternative would <br />be to construct four double units, eliminating the large 3-unit building. Judy <br />Lundell, 5020 Summit Avenue, stated that the townhouse concept for the site was <br />a good idea and that she would like to see the rezoning approved. Member Richards <br />stated he too felt the townhouse concept was a good use of the site, but that he <br />could not support the project as proposed because of the density. Member Bredesen <br />commented that he felt that, even though the land use was appropriate, the density <br />and setback as proposed would have a negative impact on the residential properties <br />to the west. Member Richards then moved that staff be directed to prepare Findings, <br />Decisions and Reasons in support of Council's viewpoint so that formal action <br />The subject property measures <br />I <br />The proposed development plan relies <br />He noted that a 12-foot setback variance was granted for Phase I and that <br />Mr. Rietow stated that <br />In response <br />Objecting to <br />I He reiterated that <br />1